Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DIY: Minion Clothespins

My son turns one on October 11, so I'm getting into party planning mode.
He LOVES anything to do with minions. It doesn't help that throughout my entire pregnancy he heard the "Despicable Me" movie being played thanks to his brother and sisters.
That being said, here's a simple but very cute way to display pictures, signs, cards, etc.
(I will be using these to display his monthly pictures we've taken since he was born)
 
 
You will need:
*Clothespins
*Yellow Paint
*Blue Paint
*Paintbrush of some sort
*Black marker
*Googly Eyes
*Glue (I used regular Elmer's)
 
I found all the above at Michael's craft store, WalMart carries it as well.
 
 
 
I found it was VERY convenient to have them clamped around a plate as shown above.
 
 
 
 
Step 1:
Paint the area ABOVE the metal clasp yellow
 
Step 2:
Paint the remaining area blue
 
Step 3:
Glue on either one or two googly eyes and draw a mouth, VOILA!

 
 
-Brandi


Cheap & Easy way to clean your pack N play!!!

Everyone knows kids are messy. But I bet you have no idea just how messy they can be without you even seeing it! Most parents have a pack n play of some sort. Here's a way to save money on buying a new one OR being confident in buying a "previously loved" one.
Here is how I cleaned the one that a little girl I babysat brought to take naps in.


Here's all that you will need:

I used equal parts of each.*((( For my all natural mommy's you can substitute the laundry detergent to what you would normally use. I wash my son's stuff in all so that's what I used.)))
 
You'll also need your pack n play and something to soak it in, preferably a tub.
 
 
Step 1:
 
Fill your tub with hot water and the detergent, vinegar, and baking soda.
 
Step 2:
Submerge your pack n play!
(If your support board contains cardboard, be careful if you submerged it because it can warp. If it's disgusting like this one was, I'd suggest taking your chances.)
 


Step 3:
Check on it after about 20-30 mins, if it was already pretty clean it should be ready to rinse.
I let this one go for an hour, agitating it about every 20 mins. before rinsing.
 
 
Step 4:
Allow it to dry in the sun for a few hours. & Just like new!!!!
 


 
-Brandi